Control Your Video Editing Elements

No matter what kind of video production you are working on—corporate commercials, branding videos, educational videos, or documentaries—effective editing is critical. Editing is part of the visual storytelling process in which you can alter and perfect the color grading, music, lighting, and pacing of your film to create the right emotional tone for your message.

Everything about the sights and sounds on the screen in a well-made video draws viewers in and transports them to a different world. However, creating an effective story—whether visual or written—is much harder than it appears. Once you’ve gathered the raw footage that forms the foundation of your story, how do you assemble the pieces in a way that captures your audience’s attention and imagination?

Video editor and Producer in the edit suite

Being colorful.
Having a certain hue.

Color in movies is a significant aspect. Color schemes can be utilized by video producers and editors to set the tone for an entire film or scene. A scene’s mood may be emphasized through the use of color, as can the theme of a film, a character’s personality traits, a setting, and much more.

Color grading can be done using non-linear editing programs or dedicated color grading applications. You can also use applications specifically designed for color grading. Some tools include an accurate grade monitor, which guarantees that any color changes you make will not negatively impact the accuracy of the footage’s colors.

The quality of sound and music is excellent.

Creating and altering the background noise and sounds to match the actions in a scene are part of sound design in addition to sourcing and manipulating all of the film’s audio effects, including music. Sound design contributes to the atmosphere in a film by establishing both background noise and sounds.

Soft breezes and chirping birds can put an audience at ease, for example. On the other hand, amplifying the sound of an actor’s footsteps against a silent soundscape can establish tension and suspense.

Finding the right music to pair with a scene is the job of video editors. You may either explore online libraries of royalty-free music or spend money on specific tracks.

The pacing was off.

The correct way to pace a film is a question for film editors. There are no correct speeds for pacing; instead, video editors decide the message a scene conveys by altering its tone. Since you’ve watched any feature film, you know a scene’s tone varies from one moment to the next. A scene’s tone is determined by its pace and rhythm editing.

It is vital to establish a good pace for every cut in a film in order to achieve a balanced and coherent visual narrative. In addition to finding the right timing, effective pacing helps the film’s story develop patterns, consistency, and flow. When deciding whether to modify the pacing of a film, the video editor should always ask whether the story moves forward in a logical, meaningful manner that has the desired emotional impact on viewers.

We are committed to this profession. Our team of video editors at St. Louis Video Editing can help you realize your visions. Make contact with us today to find out how we can assist you.

Mike Haller
St Louis Video Producer
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA | St Louis Video Editing

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